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drop shipment

a shipment of goods made directly from the manufacturer to the retailer or consumer but billed through the wholesaler or distributor. Unabridged
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  • The following examples illustrate the applicability of sales and use taxes to various drop shipment transactions.
  • Provides that a merchant other than a cigarette manufacturer may make a drop shipment of tobacco products through a distributor.
  • The order should be requested for drop shipment to ensure overnight delivery.
  • My company often ships a large number of firearms in a single drop shipment.
British Dictionary definitions for drop shipment

drop shipment

a consignment invoiced to a wholesaler or other middleman but sent directly to the retailer by a manufacturer
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Contemporary definitions for drop shipment

an instance of sending purchased goods directly from the manufacturer to a customer or retailer without an intermediate distributor, billed through a third party's 21st Century Lexicon
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